socialism wrks great

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by topnative2, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

    A simple analogy

    An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before but had once failed an entire class.

    That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.

    The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism. All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A.

    After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

    The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

    As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

    The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

    When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

    The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

    All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.

    Could not be any simpler than that.

  2. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    That's about as simple an explanation as there could be. Unfortunately, folks who would like to see a socialist society emerge here fit into two general categories: 1) they think with their emotions, and don't factor in any logic whatsoever, and 2) like the power that comes with being in the power class when everyone else sinks below.

    I am amazed by the dumb masses in this country everyday. With the rest of the world screaming at us not to continue what we are currently doing, we sit back and watch E!, read People magazine, and allow the greatest country that ever existed fall into oblivion. Ask Great Britian how their socialist society is working out for them... ::)

  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    There are getting to be too many "customers" and not enough "chefs" in this country, and what we're starting to feel in our pocketbooks is that 10 people can't support 100.

    Lately (and for the first time in my life I should add), I'm glad I have no kids, as they are the ones who are going to suffer the worst from all this.

  4. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    I agree with B. Lee. I'm amazed at how dumb the masses can be and I STRONGLY agree that, generally, people think with their emotions and without logic.

    Take socialized medicine...

    Free healthcare for everyone! Sounds good, right? Maybe at first, especially to those who are paying for it themselves or can't afford it and need it.

    But, think about it...

    Let's begin by stating the fact that America has the best healthcare in the world. Why? Competition. Competition for medical school enrollment. Who gets in? Those with the work ethic and intelligence that is far above the rest.

    Now, lets address why someone would want to become a doctor. Some do it because they love to help and heal and some because they enjoy medicine. But, lets face it, the major motivation is the money. Why pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend medical school for 12 years of your life if you're not going to make any more than someone with an Associate's Degree?

    Free healthcare = doctors become gov't employees (essentially) = less pay = less motivation = less doctors.

    Now, think waiting 6 hours at the emergency room is bad? Wait until everyone receives free healthcare. On top of that, wait until no one wants to become a doctor. Then there will be a multi-day waiting list.